Brachycorythis inhambanensis (Schltr.) Schltr. 1921 Photo by D. L. Nickrent and The Phyto Images Website

Full sunCold LATE Spring Summer

Common Name The Inhambane Brachycorythis [A City of Mozambique]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Zaire, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Natal and Cape Provinces of South Africa in grasslands at lower elevations as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, slender stem carrying 4 to 8, cauline, lax, lanceolate, acute, glabrous leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, lax to dense, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Platanthera inhambanensis Schltr. 1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa WIlliamson 1977 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982 photo fide; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing/photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part One Pope 1995; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing fide;